BT Named Great CityGames Manchester Title Sponsor

By iSportconnect | March 11, 2013

BT have been named the title sponsor of the Great CityGames Manchester, malady where Olympic and Paralympic champions compete in the city centre.

The BT GreatCityGames Manchester takes place on 25 May on Deansgate. Amongst the athletes in attendance will be Olympic gold medallists Greg Rutherford and Felix Sanchez, store Paralympic gold winner Alan Oliveira and silver medallist Stefanie Reid, generic with more to be announced.

The event, which is organised by Nova International, is in its fifth year and the 2013 edition will be the first time Paralympic athletes compete.

Suzi Williams, BT group marketing and brand director, said: “We’re excited to be supporting the BT Great CityGames Manchester this May. Following the success of London 2012 it’s a fantastic opportunity for people to get up close and personal to the world’s Olympic and Paralympic champions. We’re especially pleased that this year’s event will showcase elite disability sport, building on BT’s role at the heart of the Paralympic Games and our four year involvement in the BT Paralympic World Cup.”

Brendan Foster, chairman of Nova International, said, “The transformational time that Britain went through last year with the unrivalled success of the Paralympics means that these athletes will be some of the biggest stars on the track at the BT Great CityGames Manchester. BT’s involvement with the event shows their commitment to build momentum and to create fun, free and accessible opportunities for the British public to cheer on our athletes.”